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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493286/comprehensive-analysis-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-ctcl-incidence-and-mortality-in-canada-reveals-changing-trends-and-geographic-clustering-for-this-malignancy
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Feras M Ghazawi, Elena Netchiporouk, Elham Rahme, Matthew Tsang, Linda Moreau, Steven Glassman, Nathalie Provost, Martin Gilbert, Sara-Elizabeth Jean, Kevin Pehr, Denis Sasseville, Ivan V Litvinov
BACKGROUND: Previous reports of geographic clustering of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in Texas, Pittsburgh, and Sweden as well as the occurrence of CTCL in married couples and family members raise a possibility of the existence of an external and potentially preventable trigger(s) for this rare skin cancer. METHODS: The authors studied CTCL incidence and mortality in Canada using 3 distinct population-based cancer databases. Data on patients' sex, age at the time of diagnosis, subtype of CTCL malignancy, reporting province, city, and postal code were analyzed...
May 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479770/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-males-above-50-years-of-age
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Mohamed Abdemonem Elshazly, Mohamed Farag Sultan, Hamdy Abdelmawla Aboutaleb, Shady Mohamed Salem, Mohamed Sayedahmed Aziz, Tarek Mohamed Abd Elbaky, Eid Abdelrasoul Elsherif, Maher Mohamed Gawish, Feras Tarek Alajrawi, Fahd Abdulla Algady Elgadi, Awad Husein Thaher, Mohamed Ahmed Shebl, Adel Mohamed Allam, Elija Kehinde
CONTEXT: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) in elderly males are usually related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in the majority of cases. It is estimated that BPH affects half of men above the age of 50 years. Recently, a relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and LUTS in elderly males has been reported. AIMS: The aim of this study was to analyze Vitamin D levels in males aged above 50 years presenting with LUTS. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a prospective case-control study...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478708/giant-hepatic-aneurysm-presenting-with-hematemesis-successfully-treated-with-an-endovascular-technique-case-report
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Feras F Abdallah, Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott, Ganapathy Ananthakrishnan
Hepatic artery aneurysms are uncommon visceral aneurysms that are usually found incidentally on imaging. We present a case of large common hepatic aneurysm presenting with life-threatening hematemesis due to duodenal erosion, in a 66-year-old man, treated by embolization with Onyx and coils while preserving hepatic perfusion.
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469310/a-single-left-renal-vein-draining-into-the-common-iliac-vein
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Awad Bakhit Kaabneh, Sizeph Edward Haddad, Feras Ahmad Hammouri, Abdalla Yosef Omari, Mohammad K Abdadayem
Several variations of the anatomy of the left renal vein have been reported. Rare variants are frequently overlooked in the preoperative assessment but can lead to complications during surgery. We describe a kidney donor with a rare anomaly of a single main left renal vein draining into the left common iliac vein.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449482/retrospective-analysis-of-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-sabr-for-metastatic-lung-lesions-mlls-in-comparison-with-a-contemporaneous-cohort-of-primary-lung-lesions-plls
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Feras Oskan, Yvonne Dzierma, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Christian Rübe, Jochen Fleckenstein
BACKGROUND: The net benefit from local ablative therapy for pulmonary oligometastases remains unknown. The outcomes of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for metastatic lung lesions (MLLs) were analyzed retrospectively and compared with those of SABR for primary lung lesions (PLLs). METHODS: Medical records of patients treated with lung SABR between 2011 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Basic patient, lesion and treatment characteristics were compared using the Pearson chi-square test for categorical and Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416883/application-of-electrolysed-oxidising-water-as-a-sanitiser-to-extend-the-shelf-life-of-seafood-products-a-review
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Fera R Dewi, Roger Stanley, Shane M Powell, Christopher M Burke
Electrolysed oxidising water (E.O. water) is produced by electrolysis of sodium chloride to yield primarily chlorine based oxidising products. At neutral pH this results in hypochlorous acid in the un-protonated form which has the greatest oxidising potential and ability to penetrate microbial cell walls to disrupt the cell membranes. E.O. water has been shown to be an effective method to reduce microbial contamination on food processing surfaces. The efficacy of E.O. water against pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus has also been extensively confirmed in growth studies of bacteria in culture where the sanitising agent can have direct contact with the bacteria...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388835/clinical-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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David J Kuter, Barbara A Konkle, Taye H Hamza, Lynne Uhl, Susan F Assmann, Joseph E Kiss, Richard M Kaufman, Nigel S Key, Bruce S Sachais, John R Hess, Paul Ness, Keith R McCrae, Cindy Leissinger, Ronald G Strauss, Janice G McFarland, Ellis Neufeld, James B Bussel, Thomas L Ortel
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a thrombotic disorder usually prompting treatment with non-heparin anticoagulants. The benefits and risks of such treatments have not been fully assessed. METHODS: We analyzed data for 442 patients having a positive heparin-platelet factor 4 antibody test and recent heparin exposure. The primary outcome was a composite endpoint (death, limb amputation/gangrene, or new thrombosis). Secondary outcomes included bleeding and the effect of anticoagulation...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369860/broad-shifts-in-the-resource-use-of-a-commercially-harvested-fish-following-the-invasion-of-dreissenid-mussels
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Shannon A Fera, Michael D Rennie, Erin S Dunlop
Dreissenid mussels, including the zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga (Dreissena rostiformus bugensis) mussel, are invasive species known for their capacity to act as ecosystem engineers. They have caused significant changes in the many freshwater systems they have invaded by increasing water clarity, reducing primary productivity, and altering zooplankton and benthic invertebrate assemblages. What is less clear is how their ecosystem engineering effects manifest up the food web to impact higher trophic levels, including fish...
April 2, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366396/corrigendum-to-rising-temperatures-may-increase-growth-rates-and-microcystin-production-in-tropical-microcystis-species-harmful-algae-50-88-98
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Maxine A D Mowe, Cristina Porojan, Feras Abbas, Simon M Mitrovic, Richard P Lim, Ambrose Furey, Darren C J Yeo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338553/consequences-of-hybrid-procedure-addition-to-robotic-assisted-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
#10
Feras Khaliel, Vincenzo Giambruno, Michael W A Chu, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick Teefy, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Patients postcoronary artery revascularization surgery often receives blood product transfusion, which could delay their intensive care unit and hospital discharge. We investigated our robotic-assisted direct coronary artery bypass (RADCAB) transfusion rate to determine whether performing the minimal invasive coronary surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention in one stage would increase the incidence of blood transfusion, morbidity, and length of stay. METHODS: Between November 2003 and November 2015, 483 consecutive patients underwent RADCAB surgery...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338552/is-the-future-of-coronary-arterial-revascularization-a-hybrid-approach-the-canadian-experience-across-three-centers
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Vincenzo Giambruno, Ahmad Hafiz, Stephanie A Fox, Hugues Jeanmart, Richard C Cook, Feras H Khaliel, Patrick Teefy, Kumar Sridhar, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur, Varinder K Randhawa, Ivan Iglesias, Philip M Jones, Christopher C Harle, Daniel Bainbridge, Michael W A Chu, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Hybrid coronary revascularization offers and combines the advantages of both surgical and percutaneous revascularization and eliminates at the same time the disadvantages of both procedures. The objective of this study was to assess graft and stent patency at 6 months, rate of bleeding, intensive care unit and hospital stay, rate of reintervention, and long-term clinical follow-up. METHODS: From March 2004 to November 2015, a total of 203 patients underwent robotic-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery and PCI of a non-left anterior descending vessel in a single or two stage, at three different centers...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298420/staged-induction-of-hiv-1-glycan-dependent-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies
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Mattia Bonsignori, Edward F Kreider, Daniela Fera, R Ryan Meyerhoff, Todd Bradley, Kevin Wiehe, S Munir Alam, Baptiste Aussedat, William E Walkowicz, Kwan-Ki Hwang, Kevin O Saunders, Ruijun Zhang, Morgan A Gladden, Anthony Monroe, Amit Kumar, Shi-Mao Xia, Melissa Cooper, Mark K Louder, Krisha McKee, Robert T Bailer, Brendan W Pier, Claudia A Jette, Garnett Kelsoe, Wilton B Williams, Lynn Morris, John Kappes, Kshitij Wagh, Gift Kamanga, Myron S Cohen, Peter T Hraber, David C Montefiori, Ashley Trama, Hua-Xin Liao, Thomas B Kepler, M Anthony Moody, Feng Gao, Samuel J Danishefsky, John R Mascola, George M Shaw, Beatrice H Hahn, Stephen C Harrison, Bette T Korber, Barton F Haynes
A preventive HIV-1 vaccine should induce HIV-1-specific broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). However, bnAbs generally require high levels of somatic hypermutation (SHM) to acquire breadth, and current vaccine strategies have not been successful in inducing bnAbs. Because bnAbs directed against a glycosylated site adjacent to the third variable loop (V3) of the HIV-1 envelope protein require limited SHM, the V3-glycan epitope is an attractive vaccine target. By studying the cooperation among multiple V3-glycan B cell lineages and their coevolution with autologous virus throughout 5 years of infection, we identify key events in the ontogeny of a V3-glycan bnAb...
March 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289969/influence-of-testing-parameters-on-in-vitro-tramadol-release-from-poloxamer-thermogels-using-the-immersion-cell-method
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Lorina Bisharat, Diego R Perinelli, Alberto Berardi, Giulia Bonacucina, Serena Logrippo, Feras W Darwish Elhajji, Marco Cespi, Giovanni F Palmieri
The immersion cell is an in vitro performance test of drug release from semisolids. Several studies made use of immersion cells to investigate drug release from thermosensitive Poloxamer-based gels; however, specifications on the parameter setting are not yet available. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of testing parameters on tramadol (a model drug) release, release rate, and dissolution efficiency (DE) from Poloxamer gels, using immersion cells. The thermosensitive gelling formulation showed batch-to-batch uniformity of gelling behavior, drug content, and drug release...
March 13, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267602/management-of-urinary-incontinence-following-suburethral-sling-removal
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Nirmish Singla, Himanshu Aggarwal, Jeannine Foster, Feras Alhalabi, Gary E Lemack, Philippe E Zimmern
PURPOSE: We evaluated urinary incontinence outcomes following synthetic suburethral sling removal in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively maintained database of 360 consecutive women who underwent transvaginal suburethral sling removal from 2005 to 2015. We excluded patients with neurogenic bladder, nonsynthetic or multiple slings, prior mesh for prolapse, concomitant surgery during sling excision, urethral erosion or fistula, postoperative retention or less than 6-month followup...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262085/the-jordanian-primary-healthcare-practitioner-in-cancer-control
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Nour A Obeidat, Feras I Hawari, Malek A Habashneh, Rawan A Shihab
Aim To measure the knowledge, perceptions, and practices of Jordanian primary healthcare practitioners (PHCPs) (physicians, nurses, midwives, and nurse aids) employed in Jordanian Ministry of Health (MoH) primary health clinics with respect to counseling on cancer (cancer screening, the signs and symptoms of cancer, and referral for specialized care). BACKGROUND: Integration of oncology services within primary care is a means of enhancing cancer early detection, and requires involvement of skilled...
March 6, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254978/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacterium-acinetobacter-radioresistens-strain-sa188-isolated-from-the-desert-plant-indigofera-argentea
#16
Feras F Lafi, Intikhab Alam, Ton Bisseling, Rene Geurts, Vladimir B Bajic, Heribert Hirt, Maged M Saad
Acinetobacter radioresistens strain SA188 is a plant endophytic bacterium, isolated from root nodules of the desert plants Indigofera spp., collected in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. Here, we report the 3.2-Mb draft genome sequence of strain SA188, highlighting characteristic pathways for plant growth-promoting activity and environmental adaptation.
March 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254977/draft-genome-sequence-of-ochrobactrum-intermedium-strain-sa148-a-plant-growth-promoting-desert-rhizobacterium
#17
Feras F Lafi, Intikhab Alam, Rene Geurts, Ton Bisseling, Vladimir B Bajic, Heribert Hirt, Maged M Saad
Ochrobactrum intermedium strain SA148 is a plant growth-promoting bacterium isolated from sandy soil in the Jizan area of Saudi Arabia. Here, we report the 4.9-Mb draft genome sequence of this strain, highlighting different pathways characteristic of plant growth promotion activity and environmental adaptation of SA148.
March 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209831/draft-genome-sequence-of-enterobacter-sp-sa187-an-endophytic-bacterium-isolated-from-the-desert-plant-indigofera-argentea
#18
Feras F Lafi, Intikhab Alam, Rene Geurts, Ton Bisseling, Vladimir B Bajic, Heribert Hirt, Maged M Saad
Enterobacter sp. Sa187 is a plant endophytic bacterium, isolated from root nodules of the desert plant Indigofera argentea, collected from the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia. Here, we report the genome sequence of Sa187, highlighting several genes involved in plant growth-promoting activity and environmental adaption.
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188759/bladder-prolapse-configuration-on-baseline-standing-cystogram-can-predict-anterior-vaginal-wall-suspension-procedure-outcomes
#19
Yuefeng Rose Wu, Alana L Christie, Rebecca S Lavelle, Feras Alhalabi, Gaurav Khatri, Philippe E Zimmern
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether bladder prolapse shape on lateral voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is an accurate predictor of anterior vaginal wall suspension (AVWS) procedure outcomes. METHODS: Following an institutional review board approval, preoperative lateral standing VCUG views from a prospectively maintained database of women who underwent AVWS for stage ≥2 cystocele were reviewed retrospectively by 3 reviewers. Patients with no retrievable preoperative VCUG imaging were excluded...
February 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179408/time-resolved-global-and-chromatin-proteomics-during-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-hsv-1-infection
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Katarzyna Kulej, Daphne C Avgousti, Simone Sidoli, Christin Herrmann, Ashley N Della Fera, Eui Tae Kim, Benjamin A Garcia, Matthew D Weitzman
Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) lytic infection results in global changes to the host cell proteome and the proteins associated with host chromatin. We present a system level characterization of proteome dynamics during infection by performing a multi-dimensional analysis during HSV-1 lytic infection of human foreskin fibroblast (HFF) cells. Our study includes identification and quantification of the host and viral proteomes, phosphoproteomes, chromatin bound proteomes and post-translational modifications (PTMs) on cellular histones during infection...
April 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
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